Autism is a developmental disorder often referred to as autism spectrum disorder or “being on the spectrum.” People call it a spectrum because autism isn’t the same for everyone affected.

The Autism Society says some early signs of autism are little to no eye contact, not speaking, repetition with manners, lack of interest, and fixation on objects. But, that doesn’t mean someone with autism will have all of these signs or any of these signs.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 59 kids will be diagnosed with autism. It is four times more commonly diagnosed in boys than girls.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Thursday, April 25, on Local 6 at 10, we will bring you into the lives of four people with autism and give you a glimpse at what life is like living on the spectrum.